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2020 PMC Kids Rides


All June rides have been postponed
More information will be announced
when available

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Event Details

  • Ride postponed, more information coming soon
  • Jefferson Elementary School
    628 Washington St., Franklin, MA 02038
  • 8 am to 12 pm
  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Registration fee: $10
  • Required fundraising minimum: $40
  • Contact: Lisa Marchioni

Welcome to the Franklin PMC Kids Ride!

The PMC Kids Ride gives us the opportunity to work together with the Franklin community and make a significant impact in the fight against cancer. We have all been touched in some way with someone who has had cancer. This ride gives children an opportunity to feel that they can make a difference. It empowers kids to become part of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. This ride also teaches children the value of riding for the benefit of others.

PMC supporters Lisa Marchioni and Lisa Cronin will be organizing the ride along with committee members Sharon Baryluk, Nancy Brogan, Jen Lyons, Joanne Schaefer and Heidi Winiker.

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  • 10 Miles – This route takes you through the backroads of Franklin behind Jefferson/Remington School. This is a more challenging ride with at least two big hills. This ride is for those who are comfortable on their bikes. There will be groups of about 10 with two or three adult volunteers leading the group. Bicycles with training wheels are not allowed. For safety reasons, just riders and their group volunteers are allowed on this course. Riders who are not registered should not be riding with groups.  
  • 6 Miles – This route is a shorter version of the 10-mile route.  You will only be riding up the big hill once. As with all road rides, bicycles with training wheels are not allowed. Each 6-mile group of about 10 riders will also go out with group volunteers leading their groups. Riders who are not registered should not be riding with groups.
  • 3 Miles – This route will take you on the same route as the 10-mile and 6-mile routes but it loops back around to Jefferson School and it is all flat roads. Training wheels are not allowed on this ride. There will be groups of 10 with group volunteers leading the way. Riders who are not registered should not be riding with groups.
  • Tikes & Trikes – This is a loop around the parking lot for those who are not experienced riders, usually ages 6 and under. It is a supervised course with lots of fun activities along the way. Big wheels, tricycles, training wheels and scooters are allowed on this course.

Helmets are required for all riders!

Register to Ride

Parents will need to create an account or log in with an existing account in order to register their child or family. When creating an account, please enter the parent's information first as there will be a separate part in registration to enter the child's information. During registration there is the option to join or create a team, as well as create a family page. Parents will need to sign a waiver and commit to the $40 fundraising minimum per rider.

Once registration is complete, parents will receive an email with information on how to log into their management page to customize donation pages and to track donations. 


The fundraising minimum for each rider is $40 and is due by September 1, 2020. 

Riders who go above and beyond with their fundraising will be recognized Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts. 

  • Heavy Hitter – $350+ (riders will receive a sack pack)
  • Breakaway Fundraiser– $900+ (riders will receive a backpack)

Fundraising Tips

  • Customize your rider profile page (include why you are riding and a photo)
  • Start your fundraising early
  • Send out hand-written letters or emails to your friends and family
  • Host a fundraising party
  • Use social media to spread the word
Click here for more fundraising tips


100 percent of all rider-raised dollars go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Donate online or by check. Checks can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge or PMC. Please send all checks to:

PMC Kids Rides
77 4th Ave
Needham, MA 02494

Make sure that the rider's name is listed so they can receive credit!


  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet (children and adults must wear helmets if they are riding).
  2. Ride in control – this is not a race.
  3. Hands should remain on handlebars.
  4. Never wear any kind of headphones. You need to hear clearly.
  5. Follow the ride guides and volunteers.
  6. When passing, make sure to yell “on your left!”
  7. If you need to slow down or stop to cross an intersection or obstacle, yell “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind you.

Each PMC Kids Ride has a licensed medical professional on site. 

Register to Volunteer

We have lots of ways you can volunteer for our ride! We need Group leaders to ride with our riders. Group leaders are responsible for 10 riders. We have a group leader in the front and back of each team.

We also have volunteers to help out at our raffle table or food table.  We also have lots of volunteers at our Tikes & Trikes area to help with face painting or at one of our many stations we have set up.

Adults and kids age 14 and up can volunteer.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are essential to our ride's success. Your sponsorship can help us reach our goals. Last year we raised $57,000 and with your help, our goal this year is $60,000. Your contribution will go directly to life-saving research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sponsorship will show your support to our Franklin community and the fight against cancer.

As a sponsor, we will put your business in front of more than 500 event attendees and the Franklin community. We are gratefully accepting individual and corporate donations and items to be included in the raffle on the day of the ride.

To make an item donation, please contact Lisa at lisabxyz@verizon.net